The IDF’s Military Police Corps will soon launch a new computerized system that will be installed in IDF bases throughout Israel and provide unit commanders with updated information about the level of discipline in their units. The information will include report summaries, deserters, and criminal records.
Every six months a “challenge” report is produced by the IDF, which summarizes all the data collected by the Military Police’s information systems regarding IDF soldiers. The data deals with, among other things, police reports (discipline and traffic), desertion offenses, criminal records, vehicle accidents, and open complaints.
Until recently, the report was distributed as a booklet to authorized officers. However, the new system will allow for the analysis of the figures at the solitary soldier level, including analysis according to the type of offense and time ranges.
According to the head of the Doctrine, Instruction, and Information Branch at the headquarters of the Chief Military Police Officer, Lt. Colonel Avichai Meibar, “The system allows for commands to investigate up to company resolutions, and identify problematic periods. This is a performance tool for commanders. Each commander will be able to improve the level of discipline in his unit, across all aspects.
According to the head of the branch, a pilot program is underway and experience shows that commanders making use of the information can affect and improve their unit’s level of discipline.
**This article was initially published on the IDF Spokesperson website.